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Re: [SLUG] linux grinding to a halt
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] linux grinding to a halt
- From: Jeff Waugh <jdub@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue Feb 19 14:46:01 2002
- Reply-by: Sun, 11 Nov 2001 14:43:29 +1100
- User-agent: Mutt/1.3.27i
<quote who="Christopher Booth">
> "Jeff Waugh" <jdub@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Kernel version?
... and from your other email:
> That would be why, I have 128MB ram and 70 meg swap partition, I might
> have to create a secondary swap file.
There's your problem. The earlier 2.4 kernels were very lazily reclaiming
swap space, so you really did need to use the RAM * 2 rule. With 2.2, and
the kernels since about 2.4.9, you can be a bit more flexible about this.
I'd recommend upgrading to a more recent kernel, but you can fix your swap
too if you'd prefer to stay with your current one.
> > ... and you're sticking your tongue out at *us*? :)
> my apologies, more so at the monitor :D
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